Recycled Water - Gillieston Heights

Recycled Water Gillieston Heights

Delivering recycled water to Gillieston Heights on Thursday 21 November 2019

The recycled water plants are now ready to provide you with recycled water and you will begin receiving it on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Always use the water supplied through your recycled water (purple) taps for recycled water purposes only:

  • Toilet flushing
  • Washing cars, paths and external walls
  • Watering lawns and gardens, including fruit trees and vegetable gardens
  • Washing laundry in a washing machine

Recycled water reminders:

  1. Your recycled water meets the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling. It’s treated to a very high standard and is disinfected. However, recycled water is not suitable for drinking, cooking, using in the kitchen, in the bathroom for bathing, showering, bidets, filling pools and spas, for children’s outdoor water play equipment.
  2. Only use a licensed plumber. This is to ensure that no ‘cross connections’ between the drinking water and recycled water plumber are accidentally made on your property.
  3. Check your recycled water plumbing has the correct fittings, labelling, is colour-coded (purple), and tap handles are removed when the taps are not in use. This will help ensure recycled water is used appropriately at your home.

Delivering recycled water to Gillieston Heights on Thursday 21 November 2019

The recycled water plants are now ready to provide you with recycled water and you will begin receiving it on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Always use the water supplied through your recycled water (purple) taps for recycled water purposes only:

  • Toilet flushing
  • Washing cars, paths and external walls
  • Watering lawns and gardens, including fruit trees and vegetable gardens
  • Washing laundry in a washing machine

Recycled water reminders:

  1. Your recycled water meets the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling. It’s treated to a very high standard and is disinfected. However, recycled water is not suitable for drinking, cooking, using in the kitchen, in the bathroom for bathing, showering, bidets, filling pools and spas, for children’s outdoor water play equipment.
  2. Only use a licensed plumber. This is to ensure that no ‘cross connections’ between the drinking water and recycled water plumber are accidentally made on your property.
  3. Check your recycled water plumbing has the correct fittings, labelling, is colour-coded (purple), and tap handles are removed when the taps are not in use. This will help ensure recycled water is used appropriately at your home.

If you're a resident of Gillieston Heights and your home will soon be supplied with recycled water, or if you're not sure if you will be supplied with recycled water, ask your questions here. We are happy to assist you.

Q&A

  • Hello, our notification letter sends us to this page for updates. Is there an update on this work being completed and/or if the additional dates are still required? Thanks in advance

    Gibson asked about 1 year ago

    Hi there

    Sorry for the delay in providing an update for this series of planned water supply interruptions (we have done so now). The Recycled Water Network Operations Team has spent quite a lot of time over the past week planning the best way to test the water and recycled water network at Gillieston Heights, taking into account lessons during the previous shutdown (on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning) and similar network testing undertaken last week in Chisholm.

    Our aim is always to minimise the inconvenience to the community, this includes reducing the time of outages for both water and recycled water supplies, allowing sufficient time for the mains to recover operating pressure after a shutdown, and planning flushing point locations to minimise discoloured water.

    Taking all of this into consideration, we need to shutdown the RECYCLED water network (purple meter) tonight between 10pm and 4am tomorrow. There will be no interruption to your drinking water supply (standard water meter) on this occasion.

    A further update will be posted tomorrow (Friday) to confirm if the planned shutdown on Sunday night will be required.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

    Kind regards

    The Recycled Water Team